Shahid Afridi is a loving husband to wife Nadia, doting dad to 5 daughters

Updated: Mar 04, 2020, 17:54 | Shawn.Dsouza
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    Shahid Afridi is a former Pakistan cricketer born on March 1, 1980, in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan.

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    Shahid Afridi's full name is Sahibzada Mohammad Shahid Khan Afridi.

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    Shahid Afridi is one of the most successful all-rounders of his generation and is popularly known for his aggressive batting style.

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    Shahid Afridi got married to his maternal cousin Nadia Afridi on October 21, 2000. Afridi and his wife has four daughters - Aqsa, Ansha, Ajwa, Asmara and Arwa.

    In picture: Shahid Afridi with his daughters

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    It is for his aggressive batting and hard-hitting ability that Shahid Afridi earned the nickname 'Boom Boom'.

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    Shahid Afridi made his debut in ODIs on October 2, 1996, against Kenya.

    In picture: Shahid Afridi with his daughters

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    Shahid Afridi has played 398 ODI matches with 8,064 runs and 395 wickets.

    In picture: Shahid Afridi with his daughters

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    Shahid Afridi's best score in ODIs is 124 while his best bowling figures is an amazing 7/12.

    In picture: Shahid Afridi with his daughters

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    Shahid Afridi has scored 6 centuries and 39 fifties in ODIs at an average of 23.57.

    In picture: Shahid Afridi with his daughter

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    Shahid Afridi played his last ODI in March 2015 vs Australia.

    In picture: Shahid Afridi with his daughters

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    Shahid Afridi made his Test debut for Pakistan on October 22, 1998.

    In picture: Shahid Afridi with his daughter

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    Shahid Afridi has played 27 Tests and scored 1,716 runs with 48 wickets to his name.

    In picture: Shahid Afridi with his daughters

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    Shahid Afridi's highest score in Test cricket is 156 with best bowling figures of 5/52.

    In picture: Shahid Afridi with his daughters

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    Shahid Afridi played his last Test match on July 13, 2010, against Australia, again.

    In picture: Shahid Afridi with his daughters

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    Shahid Afridi made his debut in T20Is on August 28, 2006, vs England. He played his last T20I in May 2018.

    In picture: Shahid Afridi with his daughters

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    Shahid Afridi has played 99 T02I matches with 1,416 runs and 98 wickets to his name.

    In picture: Shahid Afridi with his daughter

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    Shahid Afridi's best score in T20Is is 54 and best bowling is 4/11.

    In picture: Shahid Afridi with his daughters

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    Shahid Afridi had first announced his retirement from international cricket on February 19, 2017. 

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    Following that, Shahid Afridi made a brief return to cricket for a charity match. On May 31, 2018, after the charity match, Afridi announced his retirement from cricket at Lord's.

    In picture: Shahid Afridi with Harbhajan Singh

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    Shahid Afridi has many records to his name. He once held the record for the fastest century in ODIs (37 balls). AB de Villiers currently holds that record.

    In picture: Shahid Afridi with his daughter

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    Shahid Afridi holds the record for the most number of sixes hit in ODI history - 351.

    In picture: Shahid Afridi with his father

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    Shahid Afridi ranks fifth on the all-time list of most wickets taken in ODIs and third among Pakistan cricketers.

    In picture: Shahid Afridi with Pakistan teammates during dinner

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    Shahid Afridi also holds the record for the longest six hit in cricket - 158 metres in a match vs South Africa.

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    Shahid Afridi has won the most number of man-of-the-match awards by a Pakistan cricketer with 32.

    In picture: Shahid Afridi with Moin Khan's daughter

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    Shahid Afridi is the first cricketer to take a hat-trick in the T10 format in the Pakhtoons vs Maratha Arabians match in 2017.

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    In March 2014, Shahid Afridi founded the Shahid Afridi Foundation which provides facilities for healthcare and education in Pakistan

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    In 2015, Do Something named Shahid Afridi one of the most charitable sportspersons in the world.

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    Shahid Afridi is the only cricketer to have scored over 8000 runs and taken over 350 wickets in ODIs.

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    In picture: Shahid Afridi with Pakistan pacer Umar Gul and their daughters during a dinner

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    In picture: Shahid Afridi with American boxer Amir Khan

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About The Gallery

Former Pakistan cricketer Shahid Afridi turned 40 on March 1, 2020. While on the cricket field, Shahid Afridi has been a force to reckon with for bowlers, off the field he is a loving husband and a doting dad to his daughters. On his birthday, we take a look at Shahid Afridi's journey in cricket along with some fun photos with his family and dear ones. Pictures Courtesy/ Shahid Afridi Instagram